The Member of the Wedding

The Member of the Wedding

Book - 1975
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When she was only twenty-three Carson McCuller's first novel The Heart Is A Lonely Hunter, created a literary sensation.  She is very special, once of American's superlative writers who conjures up a vision of existence as terrible as it is real, who takes us on shattering voyages into the depths of the spiritual isolation that underlies the human condition. "Rarely has emotional turbulence been so delicately conveyed," said The New York Times of Carson McCullers's achingly real novel about Frankie Addams, a bored twelve-year-old madly jealous of her brother's impending marriage.  Frankie was afraid of the dark and envious of the older girls.  But as F. Jasmine, in a pink dress, she looked sixteen.  No longer a child, she accepted a date with a red-haired soldier and purchased a sophisticated gown for the wedding.  F. Jasmine had plans.
Publisher: Toronto : Bantam Books, 1975, c1973
ISBN: 9780553250510
0553250515
9780618492398
0618492399
Characteristics: 153 p

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lukasevansherman
Dec 11, 2013

"The greatest prose writer that the South produced."-Tennessee Williams
"If you forget about Faulkner and O'Connor."-Lukas Sherman
"Of all the Southern writers, (McCullers) is the most apt to endure."-Gore Vidal

Algonquin_Lisa Mar 10, 2011

I love southern literature, and McCullers works are - in my opinion - classics. Another coming of age story.

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Cabby
Aug 18, 2008

Recommended by Amanda Peet in People magazine. She named her daughter Frankie after the main character.

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